Have you ever played that classic board game: Masterpiece?
It’s a favorite around here, and for lots of good reasons:
- It’s dramatic. We each choose a character sketch and get as crazy as we like. (Note to self: costumes are a must next time we play.)
- It’s a good introduction to many artists.In every game, you’ll see works by Renaissance, Impressionist, and 20th Century artists.
- It doesn’t feel “educational”. I always feel cheated by games that are just fancy ways to “do school”. Games are about having fun! In this game, knowing facts about the artists or their works doesn’t give any advantage. But it is a happy side effect!
- It’s easily expanded. We can learn about new artists anytime by simply adding a set of museum postcards or pictures from catalogs.
Do you use games in your home school? I’m always looking for great game recommendations, so please leave a comment if you have one to share!
Also, be sure to check out the other great ‘M’ posts this week: